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The Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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The Bar Surf Forecast / Sligo / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 25 Feb 2021 GMT
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The Bar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Bar sea temperature is 8.2 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.1 max: 9.9 min: 8.1 °C)
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The Bar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Bar sea temperature is 8.2 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.1 max: 9.9 min: 8.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at The Bar (calm at Ballina 28 km from The Bar). 2.8m 11 s period swell from WNW

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28 km away, 1 h 14 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
SSW
6.0
8.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Bar this week:

The surf forecast for The Bar over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 11s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Bar in the next 7 days are 4.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Friday (Feb 26) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Fri 26th Feb)7.5ft (2.3m) 11s
Best Surf 9PM (Fri 26th Feb)11ft (3.5m) 16s
Most Powerful12AM (Sat 27th Feb)13ft (4.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Bar over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
053211555555443322212111
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
3.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.9
W
4
W
3
W
3
W
2.5
W
2.1
W
2.5
W
2.3
W
1.9
W
1.7
W
1.3
WNW
1.2
WNW
1
NW
0.8
WNW
0.7
WSW
0.5
W
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
1212101015151514131514131313121211121311101011
323517147357536542397535102475155631442137125691758141026414614584180110100126
20
W
15
SSE
20
SSE
30
SSW
15
SSW
10
SSE
5
S
10
SE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SE
10
SE
10
SE
10
SE
10
ESE
15
ESE
10
SE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
ESE
15
SE
20
ESE
15
ESE
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
4:48PM
2.97
5:06AM
3.43
5:26PM
3.18
5:42AM
3.69
6:03PM
3.34
6:18AM
3.88
6:41PM
3.44
6:56AM
3.97
7:19PM
3.46
7:34AM
3.93
7:59PM
3.40
8:16AM
3.75
8:41PM
3.27
9:01AM
3.47
9:28PM
3.08
10:50PM
0.45
11:23AM
0.30
11:27PM
0.23
12:00PM
0.07
12:03AM
0.08
12:37PM
-0.09
12:40AM
-0.01
1:15PM
-0.14
1:19AM
0.00
1:54PM
-0.08
2:00AM
0.10
2:35PM
0.09
2:45AM
0.29
3:19PM
0.35

Note: the tide data above is for Dunmoran Strand which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Bar.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Bar blow from the SE

Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
light rain
some cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudslight raincloudyrain shwrslight rain
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865988106795483384496898
64457797676473356588595
--7:30--7:26--7:24--7:22--7:20--7:18--7:15--
6:02--6:05--6:07--6:08--6:10--6:13--6:15--6:16-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sat afternoon, min 5°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Fri afternoon, light winds from the SSW by Fri night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Thu afternoon, min 3°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the The Bar Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Bar provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Bar can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Bar surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (The Bar) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for The Bar may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Sligo? If you are looking for accommodation near The Bar, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Sligo, consider staying in Sligo which is 10 km (6 miles) away. Other places in and around Sligo where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Ballina which is 38 km (24 miles) away, Killybegs, Claremorris and Enniskillen.